40th Brigade Engineer Battalion

40th Brigade Engineer Battalion Welcome to the official page of 40th BEB.
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With CPT Jaquez Payne taking over as E FSC's Commander, we say farewell and give thanks to CPT Scott Brownlee for his ti...
12/28/2020

With CPT Jaquez Payne taking over as E FSC's Commander, we say farewell and give thanks to CPT Scott Brownlee for his time as Endurance 6. We look forward to having CPT Payne leading Echo Company, while continuing to be the backbone of the #BatteringRams. We thank CPT Brownlee for his hard work and motivation to lead his soldiers and wish him the best in his Army career.

The #BatteringRams participated in multiple different events and competitions to celebrate a Hawaiian themed Christmas w...
12/24/2020

The #BatteringRams participated in multiple different events and competitions to celebrate a Hawaiian themed Christmas while deployed! Awards were also received by soldiers for their hard work and dedication to the Army throughout the deployment. All units competed to earn the title of "Best Decorated Company", while soldiers battled it out in many different events throughout the day, including sports, cooking, and physical exercises. A big thank you to those who showed up and participated.

Mele Kalikimaka! The RAMS embraced the theme of a Hawaiian Christmas, one that seemed to fit with all the surrounding sa...
12/24/2020

Mele Kalikimaka! The RAMS embraced the theme of a Hawaiian Christmas, one that seemed to fit with all the surrounding sand. As you can see here, we are well decorated and ready to celebrate the holiday!

Thank you to all the friends and families back home who sent forward decorations and holiday wishes! We are so grateful for your support!

#BatteringRams from Alpha Company sharing some holiday cheer! A big thanks goes out to everybody involved.
12/22/2020

#BatteringRams from Alpha Company sharing some holiday cheer! A big thanks goes out to everybody involved.

🙌 Thank You, A. Company, 40th Brigade Engineer Battalion for your generous donation of 393.5 pounds of food to our food pantry!

U.S. Army Central
12/22/2020

U.S. Army Central

#mondaymotivation

#soldiers of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division used their creativity and ingenuity to combine three essential tasks: team building, PT, and breakfast. Check out these images from the first annual Deadlifts and Donuts, held on on Camp Buehring, Kuwait December 19, 2020. #whowearcent

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
12/22/2020

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division

When the battlefield is constantly changing, you have to be ready to win in any environment and against any obstacle. How do you get past that obstacle? Well, 40th Brigade Engineer Battalion and 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment have the answer: Breaching with an M58 Mine Clearing Line Charge (MICLIC), Bradleys, and the best-trained Soldiers. These two battalions worked together during a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX) to enhance their readiness to respond to any threat while deployed to Kuwait.

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#WinningMatters #IronBrigade #StrikeHard #RBG #BatteringRams

Another great day to be a RAM!
12/21/2020

Another great day to be a RAM!

40th Brigade Engineer Battalion (TF RAMS) held its first annual 'Deadlifts and Donuts' event in Kuwait. The competition included multiple physically challenging events, but with the twist of having to wolf down a couple donuts between events. Coyote Company, 47th Brigade Support Battalion took home the win with the fastest time out of all the companies.

#ThisIsMySquad #IronBrigade #BatteringRams #StrikeHard

TF RAMS held its first annual "Deadlifts and Donuts" event! The competition included multiple physically challenging eve...
12/19/2020

TF RAMS held its first annual "Deadlifts and Donuts" event! The competition included multiple physically challenging events, with the addition of having to eat donuts throughout! #BatteringRams continue to build unit cohesion, espirit de corps, and have some friendly competition while deployed overseas. Coyote Company, 47th Brigade Support Battalion took home the win, with the fastest time out of all of the companies!
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Well deserved SPC Douglas!It is a great day to be a RAM!#BatteringRamsE  FSC 40TH BEB
12/18/2020

Well deserved SPC Douglas!

It is a great day to be a RAM!

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Strike Soldiers of the Week:

Deployed:

SPC Taylor Douglas, of E Co, 40th Brigade Engineer Battalion was recognized this week by the Strike Brigade for his work ethic and unmatched mechanical skill. As a Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer (91M), he was directly responsible for maintaining and preparing Task Force Ram's M2A3's for Gunnery. His efforts resulted in the only consistently maintained platforms that not only qualified crews from TF Rams, but also Task Force Regulars.

Additionally, he cross-trained himself on the ABV and Wolverine platforms by learning from his fellow 91A's. His determined self-motivation led him to also learn how to work with the M88 Recovery Vehicle. He demonstrated his newfound proficiency when he recovered a mired NMC M88 under poor weather conditions and returned it to FMC status in less than 48 hours.

When asked why he served, he said, "I knew from a young age that I wanted to follow in my grandfather's footsteps."

Rear:

SSG Alexander Stillwaugh (from East Wenatchee, WA) is a Fire Support Specialist (13F) in HHB, Iron Thunder 4-27 FA. He was recognized for his dedication to digital systems on the M3A3 Bradley Fire Support Teams (BFiST), which has been instrumental in the 'preventative maintenance checks and services' (PMCS) process. He was selected to perform a "train the trainer" class on digital systems that fully integrates his knowledge and ability of the BFiST's. He has developed eight lower enlisted Soldiers, and further expanded the knowledge of six Fire Support NCO's and three second Lieutenant's.

He has been an integral part of the FiST's success in the 'Call for Fire Trainer' by leading classes that further develop a skill level 10's knowledge and setting them up for success in preparation for FiST certification. His dedication to the mission and well-being of his fellow Soldiers is not only appreciated, but also stands as a testament to his commitment to unit success.

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COL Wagner commented, "From Command Post down to maintainers turning wrenches, it all enables us to win as a team."

Both SPC Douglas and SSG Stillwaugh are key members of the #IronBrigade Team!

#ThisIsMySquad #StrikeHard #OwnIt

Family appreciation Post!SGT Dorsey is one of our S1 NCOs. He met his wife Aaryn in 2013 after graduating college. They ...
12/10/2020

Family appreciation Post!

SGT Dorsey is one of our S1 NCOs. He met his wife Aaryn in 2013 after graduating college. They have three boys: Maurice Jr 6, Makai 4, and Myles
1yr. This is their first duty station and second deployment with the Battering Rams. They are excited to reunite after this deployment and start
a new chapter. SGT Dorsey and his family will PCS upon returning from Kuwait. We are grateful for his hard work and the administrative support he offers to all personnel in the Battalion!

HHC 40th BEB 2/1 AD

HHC 40th BEB 2/1 AD I spy your Commander!
12/10/2020

HHC 40th BEB 2/1 AD I spy your Commander!

FLU SHOT UPDATE: Due to unforeseen supply-chain delays, we are still waiting to receive a large portion of our flu vaccine allotment here in Europe. We apologize for the delay and we are working to get the vaccine to you as soon as possible. Getting your flu shot this year is still very important and Army MTFs expect to receive the rest of their flu vaccine allotments within the next several weeks. Community vaccination events will be announced as soon as we receive the rest of our vaccine allotment. Information about specific event dates, times and locations will be advertised on AFN, on our web and social media sites (to include this page), and through local community channels.

TF RAMs (40th BEB and 47th BSB) conducts weekly junior officer development program, "LT University," to build better off...
12/08/2020

TF RAMs (40th BEB and 47th BSB) conducts weekly junior officer development program, "LT University," to build better officers that will fight and win in a complex world. The sessions are taught by the Battalion Commander and focus on basic tactics and Army doctrine that can be applied to every military specialty. The highlight of the session is the practical exercise, where the participants have to form groups and solve a challenging problem set within a certain amount of time. Troop Leading Procedures, Operation Orders, and Tactical Terms and Symbols are just a handful of topics that have been covered in this thriving program.

"Leader Development demands Leader Presence. I have appreciated the conversations, hard questions and refreshing my own doctrinal knowledge. Most importantly, I enjoyed watching officers from six different military specialties share their unique and diverse experiences to solve complex problems."
-LTC Fairel

"I really appreciate how LPDs allow junior leaders to come together and bring their unique experiences / skill sets to the table. I think that with being a BEB, we get a little more diversity in the battalion. This exposure is something we do not often get to see at our level." -LT Cho

"LTC Fairel's desire to hold 'LT University' classes every Sunday makes it clear how much he values our personal growth. The covered topics serve as a
refresher, but also identify the doctrine I need to review to better prepare myself for Platoon Leadership. Additionally, the classes give all
the LTs in the Battalion an opportunity to work together. The Sunday classes have allowed me to get to know some of my fellow LTs I may not have worked with otherwise." -LT Poirier

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
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Join 2/1 for a drive-in movie night on December 11th!
12/07/2020

Join 2/1 for a drive-in movie night on December 11th!

You may not have heard the word yet, but the Brigade is hosting two Drive-In Movie Nights! 'Tis the season for "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" on Friday, the 11th of Dec, and Saturday, the 12th of Dec. If you need to get in the holiday spirit, grab some popcorn and join us for a family-fun event!

Family Appreciation Post!PV2 Duncan Barnes from Fresno, CAPV2 Burnes has two loving parents Tobi(Mom) and Robert(Dad) Bu...
12/07/2020

Family Appreciation Post!

PV2 Duncan Barnes from Fresno, CA

PV2 Burnes has two loving parents Tobi(Mom) and Robert(Dad) Burnes, one younger brother, Damon(16) and a half sister(Danielle(30). PV2 Burnes has been in the ARMY for 18 months. His parents are always supportive with everything he does and has accomplished, they where so excited when he told them he was joining the ARMY. The last person in his family to serve was his grandfather. PV2 Burnes thought he would be a good role model to follow.

Barbarians Bravo 40th BEB, Ft Bliss

Our maintainers deserve all of the recognition. Our ability to train and maneuver is a result of their hard work and ded...
12/05/2020

Our maintainers deserve all of the recognition. Our ability to train and maneuver is a result of their hard work and dedication to mission readiness!
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The U.S. Army Central Command Sergeant Major, CSM Brian Hester (or "Lucky 7"), visited the 2/1 ABCT's headquarters in Kuwait, taking the time to recognize excellence amongst our Soldiers and visiting our motor pool to speak with some of the maintainers within the Iron Brigade's formation. He wanted to hear from the #StrikeSoldiers who keep our team ready to move on a moment's notice.

U.S. Army Central

#ThisIsMySquad #OwnIt #IronBrigade

We are excited to highlight another RAM Family! Soldier Name: SFC Joshua GholstonSpouse: Gabrielle GholstonHometown: Atl...
12/04/2020

We are excited to highlight another RAM Family!

Soldier Name: SFC Joshua Gholston
Spouse: Gabrielle Gholston
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Company: C-47th BSB 2/1 ABCT

The Gholston's are a loving, adventurous, well traveled, hard working family.
Nevaeh (14) is a student at University of Alaska-Fairbanks, while still in high school and is CPR certified and has her permit to drive. Jayce (12) is an avid football player and loves video games. Jazelyn (7) is currently thriving in 2nd grade, loves to read and draw. Jianna (5) is currently a year ahead and has started Kindergarten. All of the kids compete in competitive gymnastics which has taken them recently to Hawaii, Washington, and upcoming Ohio in March 2021. Gabi is completing her studies for her BSN and will further her
education to be a Cardiothoracic Surgeon. SFC Gholston is a 20+ year veteran set to retire August 2021.

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47th Brigade Support Battalion

As our training and operations ramp up, we will continue to keep you informed and share pictures of your loved ones cond...
12/02/2020

As our training and operations ramp up, we will continue to keep you informed and share pictures of your loved ones conducting their given tasks!

CPL Mitchell, Bayleigh (sample team leader) and SPC Ward, Matthew (carrying quicksilver bag) from the 40th BEB CBRN Platoon conducted Sensitive Sight Exploitation and Sampling as a part of their mission essential tasks in Mission Orient Protective Posture. The sample team is seen taking samples using the quicksilver bag. The bag has tools to assist with taking a proper sample, as well as the necessary packaging for shipment to the lab for confirmation of the samples.

The RAM Family celebrated the promotions of 1LT Cho, 1LT Griffin, and CW3 Rojas today! These Soldiers exemplify a team-f...
12/01/2020

The RAM Family celebrated the promotions of 1LT Cho, 1LT Griffin, and CW3 Rojas today! These Soldiers exemplify a team-first mentality. The impressive showing of Soldiers who came out in support of the ceremony is a testament to their leadership. We are so grateful to have each of you on the team, and are excited to watch you grow. Congratulations!

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#StrikeHard

A BIG day for promotions in theater, and a great day to be a RAM! Please help us in congratulating the following newly p...
11/30/2020

A BIG day for promotions in theater, and a great day to be a RAM! Please help us in congratulating the following newly promoted Soldiers:

CW2 Rene Caldwell
1LT Logan Clarke
1LT Jose Flores
1LT Amelia Gabrovic
1LT Javier Gutierrez
1LT Renée Poirier
CPT Norman Heart IV

The RAM Family is so proud! We are confident each one of you will take on the increased responsibility in stride.

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At yesterday’s Battalion Hail and Farewell Ceremony, Task Force RAMs welcomed CPT Lewis as our new BN S1, CPT Briggs as ...
11/29/2020

At yesterday’s Battalion Hail and Farewell Ceremony, Task Force RAMs welcomed CPT Lewis as our new BN S1, CPT Briggs as 2 ABCT HHC Commander, CPT Payne as E FSC Commander, 2LT Childs of E FSC and SFC Rascon of E FSC. We are excited to have each of you on the team!

We also said farewell to SSG Taylor of 40th BEB HHC, 1LT Nichols of A Co 47th, 1LT Stanford of E FSC and CPT Brownlee, the E FSC Commander. We are extremely grateful for all that each one of you contributed to the RAM Family. While it is sad to see you go, we are extremely excited to support you in your future endeavors. The RAM Family thanks each of you for being such a grate teammate, and wishes you the best of luck moving forward!

This week we are thankful for the opportunity to share a great meal with one another. A special thank you to the dining ...
11/28/2020

This week we are thankful for the opportunity to share a great meal with one another. A special thank you to the dining hall for putting on such a fantastic event, and to all of our family and friends back home for their constant love and support! We are able to do what we do because of all of you! Thank you!

This morning SGT Khalaf K. Dow and SPC Laquinthin O. Jackson of Echo ForwardSupport Company, as well as CPL Joshua Q. Ma...
11/27/2020

This morning SGT Khalaf K. Dow and SPC Laquinthin O. Jackson of Echo Forward
Support Company, as well as CPL Joshua Q. Mata, Charlie 47th BSB Medical Company, were awarded The Army Achievement Medal for their outstanding performance in theater. Each of these Soldiers surpassed expectations to ensure safety and mission success.

Sergeant Dow was the NCOIC of equipment transporting operations upon arrival in theater. He had a 100% success rate while operating seven missions under night time conditions and leading soldiers from multiple different sections.

Specialist Jackson receives the award for his exceptional work loading 37 vehicles during Iron Brigade rail loading operations as well as assisting in the recovery of 14 non-mission capable vehicles with no incidents.

Corporal Mata was directly responsible for the 53% increase in the Brigade medical maintenance compliance that was tracked heavily by III Corps, Division, and Brigade level. He coordinated with support operations, surgeon cell, and advised the Battalion in the steps to take to be compliant with III Corps requirements.

Today’s TF Rams Family is the Griffin Family. 2LT Griffin serves in Centurion Company, 40th Brigade Engineer Battalion a...
11/25/2020

Today’s TF Rams Family is the Griffin Family. 2LT Griffin serves in Centurion Company, 40th Brigade Engineer Battalion as a Platoon Leader. 2LT Griffin and his Wife Catherine met at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU). Mrs. Griffin ran track for FAMU while 2LT Griffin committed to Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). Catherine is originally from Mesa, AZ. They recently welcomed their son, Carter R. Griffin into the world on 25 AUG 2020. 2LT Coddrick Griffin and his family are grateful for their military experience that provides them with traveling opportunities, new relationships, and financial stability.

#IronSoldiers from TF Rams continue training in Kuwait! Last week, #BatteringRams conducted a field training exercise, a...
11/23/2020

#IronSoldiers from TF Rams continue training in Kuwait! Last week, #BatteringRams conducted a field training exercise, as well as hold a zeroing range in order to maintain tactical readiness in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

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Today's Ram Family is the Wilkin Family. Major Zebulon Wilkin is the Charlie Medical Company Commander. Major Wilkin has...
11/14/2020

Today's Ram Family is the Wilkin Family. Major Zebulon Wilkin is the Charlie Medical Company Commander. Major Wilkin has been married to his wife Sara for 18 years and they have 5 children. Their oldest daughter Coral is 22 and a senior at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Elijah, 18, is a senior in high school and loves gaming, volunteering at a local ranch, and plans to join the Air Force after high school. Reuben, 14, loves gaming, reading and being active with his Trail Life troop. Hazel, 11, loves cooking, crafting, and giving gifts. Titus, 8, loves dinosaurs, Minecraft, and swimming.
Why the family likes being a military family: Our family has had the opportunity to travel all over the US and Europe during the 17 years in the Army so far. This traveling and living abroad has immersed our children in other cultures and countries allowing them a broad and unique perspective compared to the average child in the US. The Army has provided educational opportunities including going from a high school education to a doctoral degree, tuition-free."

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All the way from Fort Lee SPC Hamilton and SGT Brooks of Echo Company working hard at H8 school.
All the way from FT Lee Spc. Hamilton and Sgt. Brooks working hard at H8 school
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